Hurricane Relief Support Grant


Application deadline for round two is January 15, 2020.

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces to assist collecting institutions affected by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Michael by creating the Hurricane Relief Support Grant program. This is a two-year program.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), Hurricane Florence (September 2018), Tropical Storm Michael (October 2018), and Hurricane Dorian (September 2019).  Institutions within the North Carolina counties declared disaster areas that need collection preservation assistance are eligible to apply for this grant. Those counties can be found here:


Applicants must be institutional members of NCPC or NCMC, and must be within the declared North Carolina disaster areas as defined by FEMA (see links above). Grants are not awarded to individuals.

Matthew Counties:

Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne, Wilson

Florence Counties:

Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Union, Wayne, Wilson

Michael Counties:

Alamance, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Granville, Hyde, Iredell, McDowell, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Yadkin

Dorian Counties:

Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington

Applicants must:

  • Have legal custody of the collections that are the focus of the grant application.
  • Have at least one staff member assigned the responsibility for overseeing the implementation and completion of the project for which grant funds are requested.
  • Comply with the rules outlined in the Responsibilities of Hurricane Relief Support Grant Recipients. A signed agreement must be submitted prior to work beginning.
  • Agree to submit a short news article for publication in NC Preserves, the NCPC quarterly electronic newsletter. This article will also be shared with NCMC for publication. Article should be approximately 500-800 words with one photograph.

Spending restrictions

Maximum award is $1,000. NCPC and NCMC seeks to fund as many worthwhile grants as possible. Grant proposals of any amount up to $1,000 are welcome.

Grant money must be spent on supplies and materials directly related to hurricane recovery. No portion of a grant may be used for any indirect costs (overhead, facilities, administration, personnel, etc.) of the collection institution or the parent organization.

Submitting an Application

Download and complete the NCPC/NCMC Hurricane Relief Support Grant Application (MS Word). Applications and letters of support may be submitted by email or by U.S. Mail.

All required application materials must be received via email or postmarked by January 15, 2020, to be considered. Application and attachments must be in PDF or current Microsoft Word format.

Paper applications may be mailed to:

NCPC/NCMC Hurricane Relief Support Grant Program
North Carolina Preservation Consortium
P.O. Box 2651
Durham, NC 27715-2651

Electronic forms accepted via email. Send to

If you have any questions, please contact:

Beth Doyle, NCPC Executive Director

Grant Timeline

Round Two (January 2020)

  • October 2019: Grant announced
  • January 15, 2020: Application deadline
  • March 2020: Selection Committee submits report to Boards for approval
  • April 2020: Distribution of funds

Round Three (2020)

  • May Day (May 1) 2020: Grant announced
  • July 17, 2020: Application deadline
  • August 2020: Selection Committee submits report to Boards for approval
  • September 2020: Distribution of funds

Hurricane Relief Support Grant program created May 2019. Program runs from 2019 to 2020.